How many presidents of the United States served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II?
During her years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II has met almost all of the U.S. presidents since 1952.
For 70 years, the late Queen Elizabeth II has watched U.S. presidents come and go. From Harry Truman to Joe Biden, the Queen met 13 of the 14 U.S. presidents that came along during her time on the throne. (LBJ was the only exception).
Despite the Queen rarely dabbling into politics, she made sure all relations between the United Kingdom and the United States were maintained. Frequent visits to the White House or invitations to Buckingham Palace were always sustained.
Because the interactions between Her Majesty and the president, whoever it was at the time, were highly appreciated, the Queen used it to strengthen the alliance between them.
“If the Atlantic unites, not divides us, ours is a partnership always to be reckoned with in the defense of freedom and the spread of prosperity,” the Queen said during her visit to the George W. Bush White House in 2007 for her fourth state dinner with an American president. “That is the lesson of my lifetime. Administrations in your country, and governments in mine, may come and go … But united we must always remain.”
From 1952 to 2022, the Queen tried to show and celebrate that unity between the two countries, and put the alliance into practice year after year.